Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Glamorgan

Booking a holiday cottage in the Welsh coastal county of Glamorgan allows visitors to choose from the majesty of Cardiff, the capital of Wales, traditional Victorian seaside resorts and the attractive Vale of Glamorgan coastline, which has Heritage Status. Alternatively, plan a self-catering break around one of the many international cricket, football or rugby matches held in Glamorgan throughout the year. 

Cardiff sits on the coast and is home to attractions such as the National Museum of Wales, Welsh Millennium Centre and the Millennium Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union team and Sophia Gardens, where, within this large riverside park, test and first-class county cricket matches can be enjoyed.

Cardiff and Swansea bristle with retail outlets and offer enough top-class restaurants to satisfy any foodie. Further to the west is Swansea, where visitors can enjoy the Swansea Marina and a promenade overlooking the bay that stretches for miles. Self-catering visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy Premier League football at The Liberty Stadium, home of Swansea City.

Aerial view of a country cottage on the edge of a wood overlooking fields in Glamorgan
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Nos Da (Welsh for 'good night') is a beautifully presented contemporary cottage offering the ideal tranquil escape in South Wales' beautiful countryside and nearby coastline. It is perfect for walkers and cyclists, and there are many attractions nearby, including the Millennium Stadium.

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A tall lighthouse stands on a headland overlooking the ocean.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Ariel is a stylish coastal cottage offering a unique getaway in Nash Point Lighthouse near Marcross on the South Wales Coast. The pet-friendly cottage sleeps 5. It provides uninterrupted ocean views and a sea breeze, lovely grounds with furnished spaces and an interior boasting contemporary chic, natural light and comfort.

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Ground floor exterior of a stone-built Victorian house and front garden.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Ascension is a superbly ornate romantic suite inside a Victorian villa in Cardiff's heart. The décor includes antiques, elegant décor and international souvenirs, and the grand four-poster bed hints at royalty. A bay window captures the view and plush leather sofas invite relaxation.

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Single storey holiday cottage in Glamorgan with a terrace bordered by a low stone wall.
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2
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1

The Cwtch is a 5-star rated romantic cottage offering seclusion and style in Lllanilid, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. Set beside a 16th-century rectory and near the coast, the cottage provides acres of grounds, a private furnished garden, authentic urban chic, an open-plan design, and a wood burner.

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Porthkerry Country Park lies within Glamorgan and features incredible views of the 220-acre wood and meadowland in a sheltered valley leading to a beach with spectacular towering cliffs. The Country Park includes nature trails, picnic sites, a café, a play area, mini-golf and views of the incoming aircraft to Cardiff Airport. Ogmore Castle is another beautiful location nearby with a picturesque ruin and stepping stones across the River Ogmore. These lead to the pretty thatched village of Merthyr Mawr, which is home to some of Europe’s highest sand dunes.

For rainy periods there is plenty of shopping to do in Glamorgan. When the sun is out, the market town of Cowbridge is packed with chichi boutiques, galleries and cafes. The McArthur Glen designer outlet, just off the M4 near Bridgend, has 90 premium brand stores and a multiscreen cinema to keep everyone entertained. There is a sizeable paintballing site at Task Force Paintballing for younger guests. Strewn with wood forts and old military parts, that is a perfect setting for thrilling paintball matches. The South Wales Karting Centre is also located in Glamorgan and is one of the longest and fastest circuits in the UK.

There are plenty of walks along the coast of Glamorgan, and since the new Wales Coast Path was introduced, you can now walk the entire stretch. The area is well known for its golden beaches and, due to its varied coastline, is an excellent location for watersports. Glamorgan is also popular with golfers, with three golf courses in Porthcawl alone. For something more relaxing in contrast to the busy towns and cities, the Vale of Glamorgan lies on the coast between Cardiff and Bridgend. The Vale is home to traditional village life, such as Llantwit Major, which is full of ancient buildings, and Newcastle Castle, which overlooks the small town of Bridgend.